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Chapel House

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 46 reviews

Very Good 4.5/5 

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Where the rainbow ends.

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Grade II listed former Methodist chapel (1834) with commanding views of open countryside, located along a sleepy single-track lane. The ground floor is an extensive open-plan, split-level, light and airy living space which, by night can be transformed into a cosy, warmly-lit retreat from the rugged landscape outside.

The lower level forms the seating area with a log burning stove, wooden floors with comfortable sofas, and occasional African and Middle Eastern rugs. The original arched wooden windows, period furniture and contemporary neutral fabrics all adding to its character. A couple of steps takes you up to the well-equipped kitchen and dining area. The open-plan nature of this attractive living space compliments a holiday atmosphere and cultivates a sense of togetherness.

The staircase, which is split by an imposing king post truss (on the landing) accesses all bedrooms on the first floor. One bedroom has a king size double bed, one a standard double and the third a 4' double. All have wooden floors, colorful scatter rugs and crisp cotton bedding. The bathroom on this floor has a bath with shower over, a hand basin and toilet. All bedrooms and the bathroom have beautiful views of open country. This holiday cottage was highly recommended, in its price range, by the travel editor of The Observer.

There is a garden bench outside on the bank for sitting out on. A footpath leads from outside the door up onto the popular High Peak Trail. If you like walking, or if your children would like larking about on the hillside in full view of the house, this is an ideal place.

Chapel House is well located for visits to Chatsworth House, Haddon Hall and Alton Towers, all less than half an hour away across the national park.

Nearby Carsington Water (2 miles) offers a range of activities including nature and cycling trails, rowing, canoeing, windsurfing, sailing and bird watching.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach N/A
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 7 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: East Midlands 50 km, Nearest railway: Whatstandwell/Matlock Bath/Matlock 11 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Free wifi.

All three bedrooms and the bathroom enjoy spectacular views.

A split staircase, around a king post truss (beam), seems to be endlessly fascinating to children (see pic).

Further details outdoors

There is one dedicated parking space on the narrow lane approx 20 yards from the property. There is plenty of additional parking outside the village church, a 2-minute walk away. This property faces open country and a footpath leads from the door onto the High Peak Trail. There is a garden bench for sitting out on the bank opposite the house.

Further details

Arrival not before 3pm on the first day of your booking please. And departure by 10am on your last day.

The Derbyshire region

The Heart of England / Peak District / Peak District/Derbyshire region

The ultimate in “year-round” appeal, the Peak District offers moorland countryside, picturesque villages, grand gardens and magnificent scenery. Britain’s first National Park, today the boundary of the Peak District National Park touches upon six counties and encloses 555 square miles of open moorland, flowing rivers, rolling valleys and wooded dales.

Boasting striking variations in scenery, the sombre gritstone horseshoe, known as the ‘Dark Peak’, encircles the pearly-grey ‘White Peak’ limestone of the Park’s southern and central areas. Such variety makes the Peak District a perfect destination for walkers and climbers.

Enjoy anything from a gentle stroll through the ‘White Peak’ dales, to a full-scale hike across the ‘Dark Peak’s’ forbidding, windswept moors or, if so inclined, a challenging climb up a gritstone rock face. There’s also an excellent network of ‘Trails’ running through the Park connecting many attractions and places of interest, created from disused railway lines. For a day of history and elegance there’s beautiful Chatsworth House, where Capability Brown designed and landscaped the spectacular gardens in the 1760s. A visit to the lovely spa town of Buxton, home to St Anne’s Well, a public drinking fountain and source of the famous mineral water, is also a must.

The Peak District’s many hospitable and picturesque villages such as Ashbourne, Bakewell and Matlock Bath still practice a range of ancient customs and traditions, including the ‘Well Dressings’ festival in the summertime. Below ground, a world of caverns and caves are waiting to be explored. Well known to cavers and pot-holers, this subterranean side of the Peak District offers visitors a fascinating array of guided trips around the amazing and spectacular caverns, disused marble and stone mines – visit Peak Cavern or Blue John Cavern, or join a magical boat tour of Speedwell’s flooded passages.


Brassington is an attractive and unspoilt limestone village that nestles on a hillside about 800 feet above sea level. It used to be a centre for the lead-mining industry and has many cottages dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries with Tudor House from 1615, one of the most beautiful. Both village pubs are worth visiting but The Olde Gate (17th Century) was voted Britain's cosiest pub by The Times. Harboro Rocks, less than a mile away, is a popular destination for rock climbing beginners (see photos).

Brassington is ideally located for The High Peak Trail (cycling and hiking), Tissington Trail (horseriding), Carsington Water (nature trails, cycling, canoeing, bird watching & windsurfing), Haddon Hall, Chatsworth, Alton Towers and The Heights of Abraham in Matlock Bath where you will also find Arkwright's Masson Mills (1783), a world heritage site.

Nearby Ashbourne with its medieval streets, hidden alleys and high-class shops, is one of Derbyshire's finest market towns. And Wirksworth is one of the oldest and most characterful towns in the Peak District.

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22 Apr 2015


"Amazing place!!!!"

We had the most amazing week at Chapel house. 4 adults 2 young children and a baby. The house is situated in a great location, its rural but close to lots of attractions. We visited Heights of Abrah… More

12 Apr 2015


"Lovely quirky cottage, perfect for a family of four looking to explore the south of the Peak District. ."

We were a group of two adults and two teenagers with bikes hoping to find great rides straight from the cottage and we did! Lots of bridle ways and very quiet, pretty lanes plus two major trails mean… More

11 Apr 2015


"A comfy cottage in a lovely village setting with amazing views!"

Chapel House was an excellent base for our first visit to the Peak District (we are already planning our second!). The house is superbly equipped with everything that you may need for a self catering … More

8 Apr 2015


"Beautiful country retreat. 5 star stay!"

I took my boyfriend to Chapel House on March 20th for 3 nights to celebrate his birthday. I had been recommended by friends and what a recommendation it was!! Chapel house: Super pretty, cosy, quir… More

26 Mar 2015


"Very Nice"

Really comfortable place with great walks literally on your door step. The kitchen is also very well equipped so you can really get cooking some great food for your family.… More

7 Mar 2015


"A home-from-home in a fabulous location"

This cottage has a very homely feel and is equipped with everything we could have wished for. There are wonderful views from all the windows and numerous walks right on the doorstep. With two pubs in … More

10 Feb 2015


"The Perfect Christmas in the English Countryside"

Chapel House was the perfect location for a Christmas to remember with my family. Set on the hillside overlooking the quaint and friendly village of Brassington, the views and hikes from the cottage … More

12 Jan 2015


"Lovely cosy cottage"

Lovely cosy cottage with a great log burner for enjoying evenings in with a glass of wine and a book after a days walking. We had three lovely walks during our stay. Carsington water is close by with … More

6 Jan 2015


"Lovely property and super helpful and accommodating host"

Chapel House was very well equipped and perfectly located with lovely walks from the door and a couple of nice pubs nearby. The owner, David, was incredibly helpful, giving us tips for walks and meals… More

My sincere apologies it was a bit chilly when you arrived. Because of the snow and ice, the cleaner wasn't able to get up to the house until very late in the day and this may have been a factor. However it should not have happened and I am very sorry.

2 Jan 2015



Chapel house was a wonderful break from the city. The house itself is beautiful inside with its wooden beams and original interior. The surrounding village is very quaint and everyone is extremely fri… More

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